Are you a Black Friday shopper? I'm not. Weeeeeellllll.....I like to CLAIM that I am not. But really, a bit of it thrills me and I do go out or do some sort of shopping almost every Black Friday since I've been an adult. So, I guess I am secretly a Black Friday shopper 🙂
I never have plans to go and shop, I don't plan a route and I tell people that saving $5 or even $15 is just not worth getting up at 2am to stand outside in the freezing cold to maybe, MAYBE get something on sale.
But then the flyers come in the mail and I start to see advertisements online for all the great DoorBuster deals. And a part of me....a big part of me...wants to get up in the middle of the night, join in the madness and try to score a great deal!
And occasionally I will actually do it too! But most of the time, honestly, I stick to online sales. And then I venture out at about 2pm to check out some of the deals that aren't so crazy.
Here is my reason though. I don't want to get a good price on something, just to get a good price on it. I have to actually WANT the item, regardless of price. I don't buy stuff just to have stuff, it definitely has to be something I need or I want otherwise I just feel like I am wasting money. So I try not to get sucked into the madness unless it is something I wanted to buy anyway.
So mostly I stick to online shopping. Two years ago I scored an AMAZING Shark Steam Mop from Target online for the exact same price as they were selling it as a doorbuster in the store, with no shipping! No crowds, no middle of the night freezing...I bought it online and never looked back! It was one of my best Black Friday deals ever! I have also been known to stand in line for a great deal on a phone or occasionally for something else. But some years, I just stay snug in bed!
I was looking at Target's Black Friday flyer the other day though and they DO have a few things on sale that I am already planning (or hoping) to buy anyway! So it might be worth venturing out on the big day...
So I want to know, are you a Black Friday shopper??